The Miami Dolphins are hosting cornerback Brice McCain on an official free agent visit on Wednesday and would like to bring him in to compete against Jamar Taylor and others for the second corner position. McCain has played five seasons with the Houston Texans and one with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was in 2014. He was selected in the sixth round out of Utah in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Last season, he started nine games and had 25 tackles, 3 interceptions and 6 passes defended. Over the course of his career, he has racked up 149 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 8 interceptions and 39 passes defensed. He was graded by Pro Football Focus as the 65th best cornerback out of 109 players.
McCain is interesting because he is only 5'9" and 190 pounds - not your typical cornerback size. However, Brent Grimes is similar in size and he's had no problem competing with the best around the NFL.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald has reported that his price tag would likely be in the $3 million dollars per year range so he certainly won't come cheap. However, if the Dolphins truly envision him as the number two corner, that price makes sense for the kind of production they hope to get out of him.
With that said though, it's expected the Dolphins will sign at least one more player to compete for that second position. One name that has been rumored to be going to the Dolphins is Patrick Robinson. We'll see if things cooled off between him and the Dolphins or if they are still on track to sign him, as I reported yesterday.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs